Rhodiola rosea – root
Rhodiola has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries throughout Northern Europe and Scandinavia. Its common name roseroot or golden root refers to the golden coloured roots used in medicine. Rhodiola was well regarded traditionally for building strength, stamina and vitality in the harsh climates where it thrives. It was commonly used for anaemia, fatigue and depression, as well as infections, infertility, impotence and gastrointestinal ailments.
- Adaptogen, supports stress response.
- Anti-depressant, anxiolytic.
- Central nervous system stimulant.
- Hormonal regulator
- Physical and emotional stress.
- Depression & anxiety.
- Endurance & sports.
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Fatigue, poor memory & concentration.
- Immune insufficiency.
- Oxidative stress and inflammatory disorders.
- Female infertility, sexual dysfunction in men.
Contra-indications and Cautions
Has a good safety margin and low side effects in all human studies.
Administration and Dosage
The analysis of contents below is a guide only, product specific data including expiry date is with the item in the shop.
Rhodiola rosea 1:1. Each 1 ml contains 1,000mg of dry herb.
Liquid extract in 45% ethanol. Use 10 to 30 ml weekly.
Our clinic uses fluid extracts from Optimal Rx, Herbal Extract Company, Nutrition Care, Mediherb or Sunray Botanicals, in this order.
Rhodiola has been used traditionally by the Vikings and Siberians to increase physical strength and endurance, resistance to cold and disease and to promote fertility and longevity. The modern use is as an adaptogenic tonic known as the best herb for ‘21st century stress’ which manifests as fatigue, mental fog, trouble concentrating, low energy and mild depression.
Many herbalists use rhodiola to support people with depression and anxiety. It appears to be able to significantly reduce the fatigue and ‘burnout’ that come from chronic stress and anxiety and numerous trials suggest meaningful effects through its anxiolytic and antidepressant actions.